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Situated south of Florida, the beautiful and culturally diverse Coral Gables is located. The city of Coral Gables stands apart from other larger cities, made possible by its founder George Edgar Merrick’s remarkable eclectic vision and insightful quest for the perfect community. Coral Gables, inspired by classic architectural structures conscientiously incorporated into the natural beauty of South Florida, has retained and still reflects the Mediterranean style and elegance envisioned by its founder and boasts luxurious homes, lush gardens, stunning parks, and outstanding recreational facilities.
A vibrant commercial and business district is home to hundreds of international companies and quality traders. From Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Miracle Mile to the Village of Merrick Park, there is an astonishing array of unique shops, goods and services, accessed by free and easy Coral Gable Trolley, or by Metro Transit. Coral Gables offers a high concentration of informal sidewalk cafes, coffee houses and bistro, and upscale gourmet restaurants in the pedestrian friendly town center.
Coral Gables was designed to be the home for fine art and culture and boasts multiple art galleries, museums and theaters. The Merrick Festival takes place annually in April, celebrating the cultural diversity of Coral Gables. Coral Gables is home to the University of Miami which features nationally recognized athletic programs and state-of-the-art facilities.
Nestled in one of Coral Gable’s exclusive and luxurious neighborhoods, the Venetian Pool Resort, which is listed in the National Register of Historical Places, is located. The gorgeous unique swimming pool was built in 1923 from coral rock quarry. Stunning cascading waterfalls that spill into a lagoon, coral rock caves, several terraces, island, stone bridge, and a man made beach grace the site. Fairfield Tropical Botanical Gardens, established in 1938, feature an extensive collection of stunning rare exotic and tropical plants. Several lakes attract many different species of birds. There is a café, picnic area, gift shop and museum located on the premises.
Coral Gables boats large green open space with more than 20 well maintained parks. There are lots of children’s playgrounds, shady picnic spots, refreshing safe pools, nature trails, palm-fringed sandy beaches and marinas to explore. Join the crowds of wind and kite surfers, or enjoy a game of tennis and a round of golf at the many championship facilities on offer in Coral Gables.